Claim To Fitness: Former teammate Brent Price once cracked that Reeves should no longer be nicknamed “Big Country,” but rather “Big Continent.”
Bryant Reeves looked like a player hungry for success early in his NBA career. His rookie numbers grew from 13.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game to 16 points and just under eight rebounds per game in his second season. But after signing a six year, $65 million extension with the (then) Vancouver Grizzlies, the only thing that grew was his waistline. He reportedly showed up to one Grizzlies training camp being 40 lbs overweight.